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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Of books and covers....


Look up "frumpy" in the dictionary and you will likely see a picture Susan Boyle , a recent contestant of bookcover.jpgBritian's Got Talent

Under that will be a footnote referring you to the entry for "stunning".  When you click that footnote, you will hear the voice of Susan Boyle.

I don't watch any of the reality shows.  But I kept seeing references to the audition of Miss Boyle and had to take a look/listen for myself.  And it literally gave me chills.

In particular, watch the faces of the judges and the audience before she sings.  THEN, watch their faces as the first notes fill the auditorium.

There isn't a way to embed this vid from YouTube that I can find, so you'll just have to click the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY


5:03 pm cdt

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Easter Bunny Came!



easterbunny.jpgThe Easter Bunny came hopping up to the Hilton House early this morning.  He brought lots of chocolate and a bunny.  What a great surprise!

I remember when I was little and the Easter Bunny would come to our house.  There was always a big basket with colored paper grass, candy, dyed eggs, and a big blow-up rabbit.  I remember pretty new Easter clothes and Mom taking our picture with all of these. 

Then I also remember The Wizard of Oz coming on in the afternoon and hiding behind my big rabbit whenever the Wicked Witch of the West came on!

Although the bunnies and candy are great traditions that I love very much, let us not forget that the symbolism of the new life imparted by these traditions is based upon the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Up from the grave He arose! 

CHRIST IS RISEN!  CHRIST IS RISEN, INDEED!

7:34 am cdt

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Effective Class on Socialism

I've never really considered myself a "political person."  Sure, I kept up on current events, but the annoying buzz of pundits was just background noise.  I don't know when exactly it started, but I've started to educate myself more about the politics of our nation and the world.

So forgive the occasional political post, but these are the things that I've been thinking about.




An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.
 
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.  After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.  But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.  The second Test average was a D!  No one was happy.  When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else.  All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.
 

5:26 pm cdt


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